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I <3 the Appeals Court

Volkov
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7/13/2010 5:52:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
http://news.bbc.co.uk...

"A US appeals court has struck down a government policy that banned the broadcasting of profanity, ruling that the rule is unconstitutional." - BBC

This decision is fantastic!! It isn't just unconstitutional - it's a violation of the right to free speech. The FCC calls it "anti-family," but surely these families are smart enough to realize that Dora the Explorer, however slutty her redesign has been, won't start mouthing cuss words, right?

I don't know - don't care, even. I love the appeals court at this point.
badger
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7/13/2010 5:57:42 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 5:52:33 PM, Volkov wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk...

"A US appeals court has struck down a government policy that banned the broadcasting of profanity, ruling that the rule is unconstitutional." - BBC

This decision is fantastic!! It isn't just unconstitutional - it's a violation of the right to free speech. The FCC calls it "anti-family," but surely these families are smart enough to realize that Dora the Explorer, however slutty her redesign has been, won't start mouthing cuss words, right?

I don't know - don't care, even. I love the appeals court at this point.

did it include internet porn?
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Volkov
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7/13/2010 5:58:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 5:57:42 PM, badger wrote:
did it include internet porn?

Since when has internet porn been censored?
InsertNameHere
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7/13/2010 5:59:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 5:58:53 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/13/2010 5:57:42 PM, badger wrote:
did it include internet porn?

Since when has internet porn been censored?

Lol.
Cody_Franklin
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7/13/2010 5:59:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 5:52:33 PM, Volkov wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk...

"A US appeals court has struck down a government policy that banned the broadcasting of profanity, ruling that the rule is unconstitutional." - BBC

This decision is fantastic!! It isn't just unconstitutional - it's a violation of the right to free speech.

It's unconstitutional precisely because it's a violation of free speech. ;)

The FCC calls it "anti-family," but surely these families are smart enough to realize that Dora the Explorer, however slutty her redesign has been, won't start mouthing cuss words, right?

I don't know - don't care, even. I love the appeals court at this point.

Looks like the court is doing its job, then.
Cody_Franklin
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7/13/2010 6:00:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 5:59:22 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 7/13/2010 5:52:33 PM, Volkov wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk...

"A US appeals court has struck down a government policy that banned the broadcasting of profanity, ruling that the rule is unconstitutional." - BBC

This decision is fantastic!! It isn't just unconstitutional - it's a violation of the right to free speech.

It's unconstitutional precisely because it's a violation of free speech. ;)

The FCC calls it "anti-family," but surely these families are smart enough to realize that Dora the Explorer, however slutty her redesign has been, won't start mouthing cuss words, right?

I don't know - don't care, even. I love the appeals court at this point.

Looks like the court is doing its job, then. At least, as far as that case is concerned.

There. Forgot to close the italics the first time.
badger
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7/13/2010 6:01:21 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 5:58:53 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/13/2010 5:57:42 PM, badger wrote:
did it include internet porn?

Since when has internet porn been censored?

i take it there was already a ban so? i'm in a very excitable mood.
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Volkov
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7/13/2010 6:04:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 6:01:21 PM, badger wrote:
i take it there was already a ban so? i'm in a very excitable mood.

I assume you can log on to a computer, yes? Internet porn hasn't been banned - just do a Google search. xD

@Cody

I kind of meant that free speech =/= not dependent upon the US constitution to exist.
Cody_Franklin
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7/13/2010 6:07:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 6:04:53 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/13/2010 6:01:21 PM, badger wrote:
i take it there was already a ban so? i'm in a very excitable mood.

I assume you can log on to a computer, yes? Internet porn hasn't been banned - just do a Google search. xD

Don't worry, badger. I'll do some research, if only to satisfy my own....... curiosity. :)

@Cody

I kind of meant that free speech =/= not dependent upon the US constitution to exist.

Gotcha.
badger
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7/13/2010 6:09:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 6:04:53 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/13/2010 6:01:21 PM, badger wrote:
i take it there was already a ban so? i'm in a very excitable mood.

I assume you can log on to a computer, yes? Internet porn hasn't been banned - just do a Google search. xD

am i really that hard to understand?
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I-am-a-panda
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7/14/2010 1:23:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/13/2010 6:01:21 PM, badger wrote:
At 7/13/2010 5:58:53 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 7/13/2010 5:57:42 PM, badger wrote:
did it include internet porn?

Since when has internet porn been censored?

i take it there was already a ban so? i'm in a very excitable mood.

That's Australia. And it only includes small boobs and squirting.
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
RoyLatham
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7/23/2010 3:12:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
My understanding is that the decision had to do with naughty things slipping through despite their reasonable efforts to prevent them. Remember Janet Jackson's "costume failure"? Occasionally profanity slips through in live broadcasts of football games, despite the gentile nature of the athletes involved. I think the ruling was that the networks cannot be fined for such unanticipated slip ups.

Cable television, satellite radio, and the Internet are uncensored in the US. The "public airways" are licensed by the FCC for what Congress deems to be the public good. There are general obscenity laws, but those are not dependent on the media. At one point there was a move by Obama to de facto ban conservative talk radio, but they seem to have backed off of late.